Dark Shadows

Series 5 - Episode 9 Dark Shadows

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Review

Has the mighty Mad Men lost its bite? It’s been hard to dismiss the feeling that this season is treading water – with another two series mooted, there’s no imminent end-point to sharpen the focus. But there are still surprises and dirty tricks – and few shows, having established its characters, do such interesting things with them.

Until now Betty has been a peripheral presence but in this episode we learn why she’s visiting Weight Watchers. And cocky but brilliant
new copywriter Ginsberg has added a volatile dynamic to the office: is he the new Don Draper?

Summary

Don Draper's formidable competitive streak re-emerges when he catches sight of young copywriter Michael Ginsberg's work. Roger Sterling continues his attempt to reassert his status at the firm by searching for new business, while Don's ex-wife Betty struggles to control her weight. Drama set in a 1960s New York advertising agency, starring Jon Hamm, John Slattery and January Jones.

Cast & Crew

Don Draper Jon Hamm
Pete Campbell Vincent Kartheiser
Harry Crane Rich Sommer
Roger Sterling John Slattery
Peggy Olson Elisabeth Moss
Ken Cosgrove Aaron Staton
Sally Draper Kiernan Shipka
Bertram Cooper Robert Morse
Joan Harris Christina Hendricks
Lane Pryce Jared Harris
Henry Francis Christopher Stanley
Betty Francis January Jones
Stan Rizzo Jay R Ferguson
Megan Draper Jessica Pare
Michael Ginsberg Ben Feldman
Dawn Chambers Teyonah Parris
Trudy Campbell Alison Brie
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Drama